What is CEFAPIT?
CEFAPIT is the Spanish Confederation of Official Tourist Guides. It includes Federations and Associations of Official Tourist Guides from all over Spain.
What are the objectives of CEFAPIT?
The three basic objectives are:
- Defence of the Official Guides profession at National and International level
- Dissemination and Promotion of the work of our Associates
- Training and professionalization of the sector
CEFAPIT represents the Official Guides of Spain through the official mechanisms in the FEG (European Federation of Guides) and WFTGA (World Association of Tour Guides) being the highest representative body in Spain of the Official Tourist Guides: “the voice and vote” of the professionals in the sector.
Who can be part of CEFAPIT?
Any Federation or Association of Official Guides from the regions of Spain. In each Province or Autonomous Region there are Federations or Associations that work for the associationism and the defence of the profession. To do this, you must be up to date with the payment of a fee that is stipulated at all times. The payment of this fee helps to maintain a minimum but effective representative structure to represent the Official Guides of Spain in any national or international event.
How can I join CEFAPIT?
To which other bodies does CEFAPIT belong?
Belonging to CEFAPIT means being a member, in addition, to the European Federation of Guides (FEG). This Federation is the one that watches at European level for the figure of the guide offering defence of the profession against the changes in the European Union, formation, representation, etc. At annual level it meets in a European city to give account of the situation of each National Association (Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, etc).
In addition, through the FEG in Europe, CEFAPIT is also a member of the WFTGA, which is the World Association of Tour Guides. This association is the one that watches over the figure of the Official Tourist Guide. It hosts an Assembly every 2 years in a different city and guides from all over the world come together to work on the situation of the Official Tourist Guide, its training, regulations, master class, etc.
What happens if in my Autonomous Region or Province there is another Association that belongs to CEFAPIT?
Who forms the CEFAPIT Assembly?
CEFAPIT normally meets, at least, annually at the Ordinary General Assembly (AGO). This convention is formed by an executive board, with President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Members as well as a delegate from each Federation or Member Association. To this AGO any federation or association can send a “delegate” (it does not need to be its president) who will speak in convention on behalf of the group of guides it represents.
What is done at an Ordinary General Assembly of CEFAPIT?
¿Por qué un encuentro de Guías en cada AGO?
As it has been usual in the last meetings and according to the models of the FEG (European Federation of Guides) and WFTGA (World Association of Tourist Guides) in parallel with the AGO (Ordinary General Assembly) a range of events such as workshops, guided tours, presentations, networking, etc. where members of CEFAPIT (that is: guides who through its regional association belong to CEFAPIT) and partners can participate. This structure was launched in a very positive and positive manner in Oviedo 2015 and will continue in Murcia 2016, Santiago de Compostela 2017 and the next one Tenerife 2018.
How does CEFAPIT work?
CEFAPIT, through its executive, represents the Official Guides of Spain in any national and international event where representation of the Spanish Guides is required. There are regular meetings with regional, national and European bodies to resolve situations and work together in the proper development and visibility of the profession.
To belong to CEFAPIT is to bet for the professional development of the profession.